Questions relating to preseeding (which provides a way to automatically answer questions asked during the installation process).

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“No root filesystem” error when preseeding

I am trying to perform automatic installation of Ubuntu server (11.10). My partitioning recipe is here: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i ...
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How do I stop the installer putting invalid entries in my /etc/hosts file?

I have a number of Hardy hosts that seem to get an invalid hostname placed in their /etc/hosts during the installation process. There's a line in /etc/hosts on a freshly built, unmodified host that ...
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Unable to install, “no root file system is defined” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No root file system defined” error while installing ubuntu I am trying to feed the pressed to ubiquity while installing Xubuntu 11.10 . Following is what I ...
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How do I preseed a disk to 50% / and /tmp?

I need to install ubuntu server 10.04 by preseed file and part disk into 50% for / and rest for /tmp. I tried this: # Partitioning # use first hard drive SCSI/SATA: d-i partman-auto/disk string ...
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Static IP value set in orchestra not being applied on installation [closed]

I have orchestra setup to make install through the network. on my kickstart file I have this # Static network configuration. d-i netcfg/get_nameservers string 10.1.1.249 d-i netcfg/get_ipaddress ...
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What is the correct way of setting up an abnt2 keyboard layout in preseed?

I am creating a preseeding file for an automatic ubuntu 11.10 installation and I am having problems setting up the keyboard configuration. I need the keyboard to be configured as abnt2 so I added this ...
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automatic installation error

I have a ubuntu orchestra server setup and I'm trying to install some desktop ubuntus across the network. The version I am trying to install is 11.10. My preseed file is like this: # Preseeding only ...
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Preseed file being ignored during installation

I've followed this document pretty well (http://askubuntu.com/questions/29121/guide-to-particulars-in-customizing-ubuntu-installer / specifically: http://askubuntu.com/a/29632/36927), however it seems ...
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How can I customize the Ubuntu installer?

I would like to know how can I customize the Ubuntu installer NOT customize Ubuntu, I just want to modify the installer. We have a large environment here with lots of developers and since we don't ...
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How to set apt options like “Acquire::http::No-Cache=true” in preseed.cfg [closed]

Something on our company's network is causing some apt updates to fail during an unattended install. We recently discovered that we can fix the apt problem on a previously successful installation ...
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How can I get a PXE install to ask for the hostname

I use a pxe install for a lab of machines, one problem I have is that the hostname is always set to 'ubuntu'. This is wrong, it should instead ask during the install what hostname should be used. One ...
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How can I remove packages using preseed?

I'm setting up an automated "no questions asked" preseed system and using Dustin Kirkland's server preseed as an example. He uses the following line to install three packages as part of the ...
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How to show just a progress bar during a preseeded installation?

Based on the comment on a question on Superuser.com, I started wondering if it's possible to show a progress bar with no text during an installation. That could be used to provide a user-friendly ...
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How to prompt for input while doing preseed/late_command?

My preseed server install file executes a number of additional tasks with a bash script called with preseed/late_command. I wish to prompt for a password during this process to install LDAP ...
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How to install squid-deb-proxy-client via preseed/early_command

Using Lucid, installing from the Lucid mini.iso. Both AMD64. In the following I've tried as \, all of apt-get, apt-install, anna-install, dpkg: d-i preseed/early_command string <cmd+opt> ...
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How do I preseed the installer to use a specific locale?

I am doing a preseed (actually only ask the keyboard map and timezone) of Lucid Lynx install and trying to use the same locale that I selected in the boot screen, I.E. if I select french lang I want ...
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Full disk encryption with-preseed?

Ubuntu 8.04 and later provide encryption using LUKS and eCryptfs. The question is how to configure preseed to do it automatically? There is an option in preseed to encrypt user's home, but no option ...
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Preseeding the installer?

I need to preseed a dual boot installation of Ubuntu 10.04. I want partman to use all already existing Linux partitions and all free space (like the option when installing Fedora 13). what would that ...